[mahy-kruh-far-uh d, -ad]
- a unit of capacitance, equal to one millionth of a farad. Abbreviation: mf., mfd. Symbol: μF, μf
Origin of microfarad
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Then we would say that the condenser had a capacity of one microfarad.
The farad being inconveniently large for practical use, one-millionth of a farad, called a microfarad, is generally adopted.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One
Since the farad is far too large for practical purposes a millionth of a farad, or microfarad, whose symbol is mfd., is used.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book
A. Frederick Collins
The leak should have a very high resistance, usually one or two million ohms if the condenser is about 0.002 microfarad.
The condensers used in the above experiment have a capacity of one microfarad, or one millionth of a farad.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
- one millionth of a farad; 10 –6 faradSymbol: μ F
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- A unit of capacitance equal to one millionth (10-6) of a farad. The microfarad is used for most electronic applications. Its symbol is μF.
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